Halle Berry debuted an edgy new bob at the Oscars on Sunday, but the high-fashion look ended up earning her comparisons to everyone from Shrek’s Lord Farquaad to Josh Hartnett in the early 2000s.
The actress, 54, paired her choppy ‘do with a custom magenta Dolce & Gabbana gown as she walked the red carpet with her boyfriend Van Hunt, 51, at the glitzy awards show.
Berry teased the angled bob and baby bangs on her Instagram Stories prior to the show, sharing a photo of cut hair on the floor. However, the hairstyle proved to be a controversial choice, sparking a number of mocking memes.
High-fashion look: Halle Berry debuted an edgy new bob at the Oscars on Sunday evening
Stunning: The actress, 54, walked the red carpet wearing a custom magenta Dolce & Gabbana gown
Strike a pose: Berry was joined by her boyfriend Van Hunt, 51, at the glitzy awards show
Social media users have been taking to Twitter to poke fun at her haircut, with some critics claiming that it looked like she had chopped the fringe herself.
Hint: Berry teased her new ‘do on her Instagram Stories prior to the awards show, sharing a photo of cut hair on the floor
‘OMG Halle Berry’s new hairstyle looks like she got drunk one night and got a pair of scissors and cut her own hair,’ one person tweeted.
Another commented: ‘Halle Berry has that “I’m a heartbroken crazy girl so I cut my hair with a steak knife in a gas station bathroom” hair.’
‘Oh Halle Berry. I thought it was impossible to make her look bad but that hair is….not great Bob,’ on Twitter user wrote, while someone else asked: ‘Who done gave Halle Berry a bowl cut.’
Berry’s bob also inspired plenty of memes, including ones comparing her hairstyle to the one worn by Lord Farquaad, the cartoon villain in Shrek.
‘SOMEONE WANNA EXPLAIN TO ME WHY HALLE BERRY’S HAIRDRESSER GAVE HER A LORD FARQUAAD CUT,’ one critic asked.
Another posted side-by-side photos of Berry and Lord Farquaad, writing: ‘Love halle berry but who told her this hair was good djaksbsjsj #Oscars.’
Controversial ‘do” Social media users have been taking to Twitter to poke fun at her haircut, with some critics claiming that it looked like she had chopped the fringe herself
Poking fun: Berry’s bob has inspired plenty of memes, including ones comparing her to Shrek’s Lord Farquaad, Claire from Fleabag, and Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka
Others shared memes of Claire’s disastrous asymmetric haircut in Fleabag. In the season two scene, Claire (Sian Clifford) tells her sister (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), ‘I look like a pencil!’
‘So sorry to Halle Berry but her hair cut is giving me Claire from Fleabag energy,’ one person wrote, while another posted a picture of Claire’s ‘do, tweeting: ‘Halle Berry’s hair stylist, I just want to talk.’
Berry was also compared to Stuart from Mad TV, Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka, and Edna Mode from The Incredibles, among others. However, there were people who were fans of the editorial style.
‘Y’all ain’t got no taste. Halle Berry’s hair looks great, if you saw this in a couture shoot in like harpers bazaar y’all would live for it,’ one fan hit back. ‘She’s bold enough to do editorial hairstyles on the red carpet. What a queen!!!’
‘Why do people hate Halle Berry’s hair from the red carpet last night? I think it looks chic,’ tweeted NBC News reporter Rebecca Shabad.
Debate: Berry was also compared to Stuart from Mad TV and Edna Mode from The Incredibles, among others. However, there were people who were fans of the editorial style
‘For those of you hating on Halle Berry for her hair at the Oscars — she’s a beautiful woman who chose a hairstyle that she loved,’ another added. ‘Why not take that energy and try to do something positive with it?’
This isn’t the first time Berry has stunned fans with a dramatic new hairdo. In 2019, she showed off an edgy undercut at the John Wick 3: Parabellum premiere.
However, she is best known for her iconic pixie cut, which she has credited with helping break into Hollywood.
‘I think that was because the directors and producers actually saw me,’ she told InStyle in 2019. ‘Before that, I had long hair like every other girl like me. When I got this haircut, I felt like my best self.’
Berry was sporting her pixie cut when she made history in 2002 as the first black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Monster’s Ball.